Unemployment falls in February

HONOLULU — The unemployment rate on Kauai dropped to 4.8 percent in February, down from 5.4 percent in February 2014, and 4.9 percent last month, according to the latest report from the Hawaii State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations.

The labor department announced Wednesday that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for February was 4.1 percent, the same as in January. 

Statewide, 647,000 people were employed and 27,900 unemployed in February for a total seasonally adjusted labor force of 674,900. Nationally, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 5.5 percent in February, down from 5.7 percent in January.

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